The Universe and Fundamental Physics -- We live in a wall?

Dr Tetsuya Shiromizu (Visiting Researcher, Dept. of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics)

Saturday, 19 February, 2000; 7:30-9:30pm

Seminar room, Darwin College

How did the universe begin? How large is it? How old? Are there edges? How were the seeds of galaxies etc. created???
The universe presents a lot of simple questions to us. I would like to review the standard scenario of the universe from the physical point of view. Moreover, bearing the recent progress of fundamental physics in mind, I will sketch a new picture of the universe in the very early stage. 'Theory of everything'(final theory?) suggests that we are living in a wall space-time.